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Located in Nantua’s former prison, a town which received the Resistance Medal, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Ain retraces the history of World War II as experienced by residents of Ain.

L’enfant et la Shoah-Yad Layeled France offers an exhibition-workshop focusing on Jewish children in Paris during the Second World War. This educational tool allows primary school teachers to approach the history of the Holocaust through rescue stories while taking the children’s sensitivity into account.

From Wednesday January 27 to Sunday November 20, 2016 - Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris

After the catastrophe, the Liberation of Europe and the end of the Second World War raised feelings of tremendous joy, hope and relief. But returning to normal life hardly seemed possible for the European Jews who survived the Nazis’ attempt to totally destroy them, abetted by their local accomplices. 

<p>In January 2005 the magazine Je lis des histoires vraies (Fleurus Presse), with the support of the Foundation for the Memorial of the Shoah, devoted a special edition to the liberation of the camps. Hundreds of letters were sent to Charles Palant, survivor of Auschwitz, who told his story in this issue. This exhibition presents the children's letters, with their moving messages of peace and fraternity.</p>